Writers are usually curious beings. With curiosity, questions pop into our heads. I bet that every established writer has once questioned the purpose of his work. The question “Does my writing matter?” is probably the most commonly asked question among all writers, and it’s a great question to ask yourself.
If you ask me, I believe that writing definitely matters to both you and the people who connect with your work. We’re more than what we normally perceive ourselves to be. Even though that seems complicated now, just follow my lead and think about it this way:
Your creativity, the words that “just come” out of your mind, are basically a reflection of your mindset, values, and of your inner self. If you’re someone who’s above average on different topics, someone who can craft amazing poetry or someone who can spark tears by exposing emotional stories – you are contributing to the greater good.
Here’s why I believe that your writing matters all the time, with the condition that it’s well purposed, planned, and created. Take some notes in order to remember these things – they’re important!
It Might Outlive You
We now live in a digital age in which we can easily store and save information. Everything that’s posted on the internet will be history, and our future generation will be able to witness everything we’ve created now. It’s the first generation that actually has this possibility.
Ten years ago, the internet wasn’t used by so many people. Now, the majority of world’s population has some kind of access to the internet.
So, your writing is going to stay here forever while you can be long gone. This is your legacy, and it definitely matters.
You Can Have a Huge Impact on People’s Lives
In case you’re writing with the purpose of helping other people, you’re probably writing non-fiction. This is not a must. You can also write fiction or other types of writing that incorporate bigger and greater ideas. Now, if you’re the type of writer who truly thinks about his readers’ audience, spreading positive, helpful information is going to make you a teacher.
Matthew Adams, Chief Editor at Xpertwriters, suggests:
“If a piece of content is written well, the reader will rapidly begin to trust the entire text. They’ll unconsciously perceive the writer as an expert (the majority of readers do), and you’ll only get benefits from that.”
Think about it. If you could change people’s perception so that you can change their lives, wouldn’t you do it? If you’re positive, then you can start doing so by spreading quality ideas all around with your content!
You’re Frequently Exercising Your Brain While Improving Your Expertise
Every word that you place on a piece of paper or on a Word document, for example, required a certain amount of mental effort. This mental effort is always present when writers write. Just like with math, your brain is trying to figure out solutions. These solutions are ideas that just flow.
I’m freestyle writing this article, and I just know what I need to write. I never delete sentences, only at the end of the writing process. So – with practice, you’re going to develop your unconscious creative abilities. Every day that you spend time writing something, even if it’s just a few hundred or dozen words) actually contributes to a greater long-term achievement: writing mastery.
Also, besides the mental health benefits that you’re accessing, you’re also improving your writing expertise. This will definitely count in the longer run when you’ll discover opportunities because of your skills.
Writing Helps You Develop Patience, Focus, and Power of Observation
I have ADHD, and I’m a terrible person when it comes to patience, focus, and observation. My attention is terrible, yet I somehow managed to keep it under control. I attribute a lot of importance to the content creation activities I initiate each and every day. I believe that writing makes individuals more patient and focused.
Because in order for their works to be relevant and qualitative, they need to give it all. Not many people are dealing with such complex mental efforts, so very few get to witness the benefits of writing. Moreover, a good writer is most of the times a good observer.
We can notice grammar mistakes from a mile, we consciously talk responsibly, no mistakes, all professional. Why? Again, because we’re used to doing that whenever we work on our writing activities!
It “Sparks” Opportunities
A good writer is always acknowledged by plenty of other individuals. If your works become successful or even viral, you’re most likely to be contacted by dozens or even hundreds of people that will throw opportunities at you. If your work is important and amazingly helpful, be sure that you’re going to meet a lot of new individuals through digital networking channels.
These potential relationships will help you in the longer run for sure. If you don’t trust your writing value so much, you can get some instant clarification in case people are interested in collaborating with you after witnessing your books/blog posts/novels/etc.
No matter what perception you own right now, the truth is that writing matters to both you and your readers. One condition: it has to be purposed and carefully created in order to deliver value.
Moreover, you need to care about your topics of discussions. Otherwise, you’ll leave trails and clues that prove your readers that you actually lack passion in the topic. You never want to do that, as your writer’s credibility and reputation will have to suffer.